Saxon + Parole

4.6
1161 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Saxon + Parole, conceived by the award-winning AvroKO Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Brad Farmerie, creators of NoLIta's PUBLIC, brings a global approach to traditional grill fare, within a warm and inviting space on the Bowery. The 112-seat restaurant – named after two prize-winning, New York-bred racehorses – features rich design elements and modernist details, paying homage to the numerous horse stables that once populated Lower Manhattan. The menu explores traditional grill fare, with a focus on domestic meat and seafood, as well as seasonal and sustainable produce. Diners can expect a global twist in the seasoning, cooking methods, and ingredients – highlighted in dishes such as 28-day dry-aged NY strip steak with bone-marrow béarnaise, grilled Berkshire pork chop with red wine poached pear, goat cheese polenta, and watercress, and Scottish salmon with wild mushroom, romanesco, baby carrots and Meyer lemon crème fraîche.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Global, International, Steak
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Thu 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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(212) 254-0350
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brad Farmerie
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Cross street
Bleecker Street
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No Parking
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6 Train to Bleecker St
B/D/F/M Train to Broadway-Lafayette St or 2nd Ave
N/R Train to Price St
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Please see our website for announcements on upcoming special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From intimate dinners for 10 to blow-out bashes for 350, we can accommodate a variety of social and corporate affairs, all completely customized to suit your needs.

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Spend you're Christmas Eve with us and enjoy our special Holiday menu and offerings. Come celebrate the holidays with Saxon and Parole.

Monday, December 24, 2018

What 1161 People Are Saying
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CD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, very innovative vegetable pairings. Despite active (SantaCon) night, staff found us a quieter table, and never missed a beat. Trust them on the inventive cocktail combinations: delicious.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Half of our party was underwhelmed with the brunch food, the other half enjoyed their entrees, which is disappointing given the price of the meal. The DIY bloody mary bar is a bit overrated, and service was quite slow.

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BF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were visiting NYC from DC and went to Saxon + Parole on a recommendation from a friend. Food and service were great. But we loved the bar. Great ambience. Great bartenders.

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T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Some interesting dishes - cool in concept almost there in experience. Like the Foie Brulee - great idea. Was disappointed to discover it was a cold dish and it lacked a little in the riches I expected from Foie Gras.
Our entrees took ages - and the wait staff did not come to us to let us know why the delays until we started to look around desperately. They did then apologies and sent us a yummy smores dessert on the house to apologies - which did make up for it some. But after all the wait my husband's pork chop was a bit under cooked. I would go back for cocktails but probably not my first choice for food with so many options in the city.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fined at bar. Incredible cocktails, friendly staff, delicious food.

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Kip at the bar was great. We came a bit early for our reservation so he chatted us up about living in Williamsburg and was generally likable.
When we got to our seat all was well. We were greeted by a female waiter (can't remember her name, dark hair, early 40s?) My boss ordered a salad with the dressing on the side. That didn't happen. He let it slide since it wasn't over-dressed. I got the shaved brussels sprout salad.
We put in our food order and waited 45 minutes. When we inquired, because we were waiting a long time, she looked at us surprisedly and said, "I was waiting until you finished your appetizers." My boss and I just looked at each other, then to our salads, but she had left. Another fifteen minutes went by and she again came back and explained she waited until we finished our appetizers to put our order in. That was when we pointed out that they are salads, not appetizers, and that we both would continue to nibble on our salads while eating dinner.
It was a long wait for the food, but the food was excellent. I had the scallops, and probably too many Manhattan 'on top"s.
Alex

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n
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

delicious unusually ingredients that worked well together! Great for foodies. A bit noisy. The computer was having a problem so our drinks took a long time....they apologized and brought us a second one on the house.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and delicious food! Beautiful!

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NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. From the moment you working until the moment you walk out you are well cared for. We went for Thanksgiving dinner and the food was perfect. I will definitely be going back.

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LR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was memorable. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

When you advertise $95 per person for a meal I expect to get what I ordered and what was detailed online when I made the reservation. Which is the reason why I made this special reservation at your restaurant (anniversary & thanksgiving dinner). Why do you have the menu online detailing that each entree is $95 per person but when I received the menu in the restaurant there was print that stated that it was going to be $20 extra for the NY steak strip. Couldn’t you have wrote that on the menu on the website as well ? It’s really upsetting when you make a reservation at a restaurant for an anniversary/thanksgiving meal and you’re met with disappointment because it’s nothing like you expected. This was our first time in New York and It was extremely sad for us because we were so excited about this meal and we were celebrating a holiday and our anniversary. It’d be one thing if the food was great but it was mediocre at best and the pies were stale. I also shouldn’t order a drink and have wait twenty minutes for it just for multiple waitresses to tell me “oh I’m sure they’ve got it”. Also when you put a down payment of $25 for a reservation that should be included in the meal end price no? I should’ve walked out happy and excited about my experience but all I walked out with was a $300+ bill and a huge regret. It seems like focus wasn’t really on our experience. Not sure if it had anything to do with the big party downstairs. And it would help if you’re staff was informed about what was available for the day. One didn’t know how many ounces the NY steak was, one didn’t know you had limited drinks available (you promote CBD drinks but none were available today? Really?!)..

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very confusing menu. Settled on a burger and if you like hockey pucks this is the place for you.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and we got a special dessert.

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MI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was great, but the drinks were not all that. Too many fancy ingredients made what should have been a good basic drink...a bit weird tasting.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch

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W
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a very interesting meal with multiple flavors and all our questions were answered by very attentive staff. Great place if you like to experiment but even if you don’t you’ll have a nice experience. The trout was whole fish and fileted and the scallops tasty. Mushroom appetizer well spiced.

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GR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with wonderful service. The ambiance and food was incredible.

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DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor service. Diluted coffee. Everything took too long. Steak and avocado salad came without avocado. Server never even smiled. Just a total miss. Will never go back.

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s
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good we returned the following day for Sunday brunch. Excellent in all aspects and we wished we had discovered it sooner. Highly recommended. The onion and potato gratin with two cheeses was incredibly delicious - so much that we ordered it again as a side with our brunch. Good wine with both meals and the Sunday Bloody Mary DIY bar was fun.

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S
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been for a while. It is just as good as I remembered.

Very good service, too.

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent hanger steak and aquatic delights! Incredible cocktails! Love S&P!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve had dinner at Saxon+Parole a couple of times, and I was amazed how consistent their foods and service are.

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z
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual dining at its finest. Great cocktails, delicious cuts of beef. This is a good spot for small groups.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints. The BLAT at brunch is amazing as are the deviled eggs.

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RT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great spot! Not too loud and excellent ambience. Impossible burger is delicious too!

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time here and it has never disappointed. The attention to detail is remarkable with everything they serve. Their bone in ribeye is up there with the top steakhouses. We will definitely be coming back here regularly.

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L
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful décor, very lively, good service and yes, noisy. The food was good, not great. I had a steak, good but could have been better quality. Also had the Brussel sprouts, the Shishido peppers. I would recommend the brussel sprouts, the Shishido peppers were ok. The drinks were very good and imaginative.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience dining at the bar with terrific suggestions from the bartender

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BD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never lets me down! Great mixology, a wine list that is just right, beautifully made food, and so approachable. The knowledge Wait staff and team service is great and I never feel over sold. Love this restaurant

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eric, our server, was outstanding! Thank you for making my evening out with my granddaughters a memorable event. And yes, the Manhattan and mushroom mousse pot are still as fantastic as our last visit!

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I took my parents here for Brunch and everyone was very happy with their food and cocktails! Highly recommend for brunch, especially on a nice day because you can sit outside.

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ND
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Amazing cocktail menu. Superb appetizers (hello, mushrooms and truffles!), but the entrees were just “good”. I had high expectation following the cocktails and shareable apps, but the pasta dish was a dud, the pork chop was near tasteless and the scallops were nothing special. The Impossible burger was a tasty surprise though.

Highly recommend for cocktails. Dinner is optional.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails

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C
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Ordered the ricotta gnudie with lobster which was delicious but very rich. Husband ordered the NY strip which he said was we'll seasoned but the bone marrow bernaise put it over the top.

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IK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate twice in a week at this restaurant. Both times it was marvelous. The next time I will visit New York I will have diner here for sure!

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CM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was mediocre & drinks were watery. The do-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar was really nothing special. Waiter was nice but the overall restaurant was dated.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Manager was great

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The waiter failed to inform us the beer he suggested had a very unusual taste. He did offer to provide us with another cocktail to replace the beer which was very nice. I ordered the duck and it came out completely raw. The restaurant is so dark I couldnt tell at first and ended up eating raw (not rare believe me) duck. My friend got tge chicken and it too was undercooked and had no taste.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

After a great experience a while ago, this times brunch was not good at all.
We did not get the food we ordered and the food was not fresh. The food had obviously been under a heat lamp for too long.
Too bad..

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